How does the corneal flap affect visual outcomes?
A: New science reveals that the corneal flap has been widely underestimated for its affect on the visual outcome of LASIK. If the corneal surface is left with fine aberrations after the cut with the handheld blade, the precision of the excimer tissue ablation, the second step, can be compromised. Eliminating tiny irregularities on the corneal surface, as is possible with Bladeless LASIK, gives a boost to the vision after the procedure.
Surgeons have found statistically and clinically significant differences in the vision patients achieve when the femtosecond laser is used for corneal flap creation. Bladeless LASIK goes beyond simply creating a safer, planar flap to preparing an optimal corneal architecture below the flap, providing for superior visual outcomes, even among patients who undergo wavefront guided procedures. The end result: fewer complications and better vision.
Bladeless LASIK is offered by NVLC-CFS at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, and Surat.